Maribel loves to ‘walk her talk’ and has a creative, engaging style!

Photo of Maribel with Lakshini at a Toastmasters Speaking Event in MelbourneLakshini and Maribel Toastmasters Presentation


She is an experienced presenter and has designed and delivered motivational presentations and interactive learning sessions for international organisations, TAFE colleges, Vocational Training Groups, schools, not-for-profit agencies as well as lead community programs in Melbourne.

Whenever I have observed Maribel in a group situation she has demonstrated boundless energy, coupled with the ability to motivate and inspire others in the group.
Rita Moore Program Coordinator. Vision Australia

Absolutely beautiful. I love how you interweave your language. Your definition of humor needs to be told to the masses. You come to a strong and brave conclusion that blindness is an attitude, and it is up to you how you handle it. There is much beauty to your truths
 Amanda Socci

Choose from a current list of topics:

  •  All Aboard the NDIS: a Colourful and unique presentation to help understand the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme

a 50 minute presentation complete with creative visuals for persons in the disability community who require a clear and easy to follow explaination (as presented at the American Foundation for the Blind Leadership Conference).

  •  Living with Possibility: 7 Key ways to Unlock Your Potential

an inspiring presentation with colour slides for secondary students, women’s organisations and social groups who are interested in developing their potential in 7 key ways.

  • Travelling Blind – Are We There Yet?

an entertaining presentation with colour slides to fascinate an audience of all ages and abilities!

Each Presentation is:

  • trimmed and tailored to suit the interest of the group –
  • suited to a varied audience – school children, staff of an organisation, clients of charities,
  • highly informative and interactive
  • open to discussion and in-depth questions
  • garnished with handout sheets for clients to retain


Speaking Fees  depend on

  • travel requirements
  • group numbers
  • length of presentation

Please email or phone to discuss and tailor a 2017 presentation for your organisation, school or group.

Email Maribel

Writing Tutor

Maribel can also present on the theme of Creative writing including Tips and Tricks of the Trade –  taken from her ‘tool’ kit.

She designed a successful 10 week creative writing course for U3A  ‘Writing Your Memoir’ in 2016.

In Writing Your Memoir, The group learned techniques in moving a story along, finding a narrative voice and observing from all the senses to improve the prose.

Maribel’s sessions heightened our observations of life and the world around us, and it made me improve how I write in everything, even in my emails.
Gladys Arnold.


‘Participating in Maribel’s memoir course gave me a better understanding of characters, how I now look for colour and gestures people make both in dialogue and by body movement. I enjoyed learning about character analysis and much more.’
George Reed


‘I came thinking it was a standard memoir writing class but to my surprise it opened many doors to writing fiction too.’
Bishnu Addison


What I got was self-confidence, and an idea of where to start writing. I wanted to write an autobiography for my children and now I feel I can – all due to Maribel’s course.
Jan McCraig

Email Maribel

Mob: 0417 755 413

‘Any time we help create shared vision and strategy, we empower ourselves and others.’ Anon

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